Just when you thought you were seeing the light at the end of the cedar fever tunnel, oak allergy season is just around the corner. It’s time to prep your body for another onslaught of sneezing, sniffling, and watery, itchy eyes. You may also experience congestion, runny nose, postnasal drip, scratchy throat, cough, and dark circles under your eyes. Oak trees release their pollen around late February through early June. If you are feeling crummy from spending time outdoors in the beautiful Austin spring weather, come in and grab one of the following natural allergy options.
If you suffer from cedar fever, chances are you know BioStar Botanicals’ Cedar Serum well. The good news is, we also carry their Oak Serum, and you use it just the same! It is suggested to take 1 drop in a glass of water, increasing by 1 drop each day until you reach 15 drops. Once you reach 15 drops, continue that dose every day throughout the remaining oak allergy season. What makes this remedy so effective is that it’s specifically formulated for local allergies because it contains extracts from local oak, ash, and elm and is preserved in an organic local honey base. Without a doubt, this is a top seller because its potency can’t be beaten!
If homeopathy is your typical go-to, we have you covered! Allergena Zone 5 and Texas Knows Allergy Relief are both homeopathic tinctures preserved in a base of purified water and alcohol. Both remedies work well for all symptoms of local allergies, so if other trees and grasses are also getting to you, add this to your regimen. It is suggested to take 10-15 drops under the tongue, 3 times a day throughout the allergy season. With homeopathic remedies like these, they work best if you take them away from all food and drink for at least 15 minutes before and after.
Tinctures can be hard to remember to take for some, and capsules might be easier. Look no further than NuMedica’s Seasonal Shield for serious relief. This product will give you a fighting chance with its unique formula that helps support the body battling high histamine levels. Take 4 capsules once a day or as directed by your health practitioner. This formula is not oak allergy specific so keep it in your wellness arsenal for sneezes and runny nose all year long.
If you are still looking for alleviation from oak allergies and can’t decide which product might be the right fit for you, chat with our team of wellness experts in stores. We have dozens of other options to support you and the most knowledgeable practitioners in all of Austin. We pride ourselves on not only being able to help you feel better, but also teaching you how to minimize allergy symptoms for brutal allergy seasons to come.
Lauren Sanchez, ND* received her Naturopathic Doctorate at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Her natural approach to medicine facilitates healing by respecting the mind, body and spirit connection. She also specializes in helping individuals reach optimal wellness through a plant-based regimen.
*Naturopathic doctors are not currently licensed in the state of Texas.
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